DNC Chair on Trump’s Proposal To Detain Children Indefinitely

DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement in response to the Trump administration’s proposal to circumvent court limits and detain immigrant children indefinitely:


“Donald Trump’s cruelty knows no bounds. Hundreds of children remain separated from their parents because of this administration’s actions. But instead of reuniting these families, they’re working to circumvent court limits so they can keep children detained for as long as their family’s case is evaluated, a process that can take years. This is an astonishing new low in one of our nation’s darkest hours. And Republicans in Congress refuse to do anything about it.


“Enough is enough. The American people want accountability and an end to this cruelty. Democrats believe our nation’s diversity is our greatest strength, and we will continue the fight to hold Trump accountable, to reunite separated children with their families, and to fix our broken immigration system.”